Mentoring the first-year superintendent in Texas public schools.

Mentoring the first-year superintendent in Texas public schools.

Date: May 2002
Creator: McNulty, Rock Edward
Description: This study determined what mentoring experiences first-year superintendents have had and what they need from a mentoring relationship. Structured interviews and field notes were used in this qualitative study focused on Texas first-year superintendents' perceived needs from mentors. Three patterns of mentoring relationships were found: 1) no mentor in the first year, 2) mentor-protégé relationship - those who developed mentoring relationships early in a career with a more senior person in the same school system, and 3) mentoring relationships of convenience - young relationships which developed outside the same system. Skills and knowledge areas novice superintendents identified as critical for mentor assistance were school finance, development of effective relationships with groups that have expectations of the superintendent while also improving student achievement, and working within the politics of the position. Mentor characteristics novice superintendents considered necessary for a positive effect on job success include: trustworthiness, confidentiality, empathy, encouraging, active listening, and integrity. An attitude in which the mentor problem solved with the protégé, and did not give an immediate solution was displayed. Mentors actively and frequently initiated contact. Ideas were freely exchanged, giving the protégé undivided attention while not making the protégé feel inferior. The effects that previous mentoring experiences ...
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University of North Texas

University of North Texas

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Date: Spring 2007
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: This is the official website for the University of North Texas. It includes all sites within the UNT domain and information about university admissions, financial aid, departments, research, athletics, libraries, administration, and student, faculty, and alumni resources.
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University of North Texas

University of North Texas

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Date: Autumn 2007
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: This is the official website for the University of North Texas. It includes all sites within the UNT domain and information about university admissions, financial aid, departments, research, athletics, libraries, administration, and student, faculty, and alumni resources.
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University of North Texas

University of North Texas

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Date: Autumn 2011
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: This is the official website for the University of North Texas. It includes all sites within the UNT domain and information about university admissions, financial aid, departments, research, athletics, libraries, administration, and student, faculty, and alumni resources.
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University of North Texas

University of North Texas

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Date: Spring 2010
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: This is the official website for the University of North Texas. It includes all sites within the UNT domain and information about university admissions, financial aid, departments, research, athletics, libraries, administration, and student, faculty, and alumni resources.
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University of North Texas

University of North Texas

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Date: Spring 2006
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: This is the official website for the University of North Texas. It includes all sites within the UNT domain and information about university admissions, financial aid, departments, research, athletics, libraries, administration, and student, faculty, and alumni resources.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit
University of North Texas

University of North Texas

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Date: Autumn 2005
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: This is the official website for the University of North Texas. It includes all sites within the UNT domain and information about university admissions, financial aid, departments, research, athletics, libraries, administration, and student, faculty, and alumni resources.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit
University of North Texas

University of North Texas

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Date: Autumn 2009
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: This is the official website for the University of North Texas. It includes all sites within the UNT domain and information about university admissions, financial aid, departments, research, athletics, libraries, administration, and student, faculty, and alumni resources.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit
University of North Texas

University of North Texas

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Date: Spring 2011
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: This is the official website for the University of North Texas. It includes all sites within the UNT domain and information about university admissions, financial aid, departments, research, athletics, libraries, administration, and student, faculty, and alumni resources.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit
University of North Texas

University of North Texas

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Date: 2009
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: This is the official website for the University of North Texas. It includes all sites within the UNT domain and information about university admissions, financial aid, departments, research, athletics, libraries, administration, and student, faculty, and alumni resources.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit
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